A document of a recreation of a representation of a recounted tale of an event that may or may not have happened.
In 2008 I documented the re-enactment of Da Vinciâs The Last Supper by a group from The Art Organisation. The process took place over three days over Easter, leading up to the final click of a large format camera shutter by photographers Mccoy Wynne.
In embedding myself in the space over that time, I developed an approach to my filming, deciding early on not to use any interviews, and finding a mixtures of camera movement styles based on how I was feeling in response to the action.
Precisely a year later, the final image and the video document were shown for the first time on Maundy Thursday 2009 at FACT, Liverpool, as part of The Art Organisationâs take-over of the space.
Filmed on a sony A1P.
THE LAST SUPPER
a document of THE LAST SUPPER by Francis Ewe
Re-enacted / Created in Liverpool, Thursday 20th March 2008
Organized by Gregory Scott-Gurner (The Art Organisation) | meta-gurner.co.uk / theartorganisation.co.uk
Photograph of THE LAST SUPPER by McCoy & Wynne | mccoywynne.co.uk
Jesus and the Apostles:
Gregory Scott-Gurner, Robert Howie Smith, Sy Hackney, Beccy Williams, John, Laura Spark, Jack Darrell, Florina Caban, Gerry Fitzpatrick, Steven Gent, Nina, Mike Kerslake and Ant Gerraghty.
Special thanks to Maria-Luisa Olmos & Beccy Williams for there excellent work in costumes and make-up
Filmed and edited by Sam Meech | smeech.co.uk
Produced by Luden AV | luden.co.uk